Have you ever had reflexology? Many people swear by it and its not just for us humans you know. There are various pressure points on a dog’s paw pads that are said to be tightly correlated to various points in their body and, if this is indeed the case, stimulating and massaging these points could well be soothing for your furry friend.
If you are one for the more natural or complimentary approach in treating your dog, reflexology could well be something worth giving a try. There are lots of complimentary professionals around, many specialising in animals and various different therapies including reflexology.
To give you a taster, these are the kind of direct connections that are said to emanate from the paws. This was the best diagram I could find though sadly I am unsure as to the original source so cannot give a 100% opinion about it. It is, however, something to bare in mind if you feel this approach would be one to try. Speak to an accredited professional and see what opportunities present themselves 😉